Franklin Templeton Appoints Head of Thailand Business
Franklin Templeton has announced the appointment of Benjarong Techamuanvivit to the newly-created role of Head of Thailand Business.
Techamuanvivit will report to Christian Bucaro, Head of Retail for Asia at Franklin Templeton.
Commenting on Techamuanvivit’s appointment, Bucaro said: “We are delighted to welcome Benjarong to Franklin Templeton. Against the backdrop of Thailand’s economic resilience and rising household wealth, we see strong long-term growth opportunities in Thailand, a country where we already have longstanding partnerships for over 30 years. I am confident that Benjarong’s extensive experience, wide network of relationships and her deep understanding of the Thai market, will prove invaluable and her hire further amplifies our commitment to the market.”
Commenting on her appointment, Techamuanvivit said: “Thai investors’ demands for offshore investment have risen significantly as they see the need to expand their investment universe to broader classes of assets and markets. I am confident that Franklin Templeton’s breadth, scale and world-class expertise will serve those needs exceptionally well, and I am pleased to lead our efforts in serving the Thai market.”
Based in Singapore, Techamuanvivit will work closely with the regional team to lead the sales strategy, as well as deepening and growing the firm’s business in Thailand. Techamuanvivit will partner with Sweta Dugar, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Institutional Business, Southeast Asia (ex-Malaysia), who will continue to lead the relationships with institutional investors, (excluding local asset managers) in Thailand.
Techamuanvivit brings with her over 20 years of industry experience in Thailand’s financial services industry. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Techamuanvivit served as the Deputy Managing Director, Head of Corporate Strategy, Product, Digital and Marketing at Eastspring Asset Management (Thailand) Co., Ltd. While based in Thailand, she also held various senior roles at leading asset management companies and banks including Kasikorn Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management (Thailand), Deutsche Bank and Citibank. She holds an MBA from the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration and a BA from Chulalongkorn University.